Austin likely to leave QPR: club manager

Jul 24, 2015 - 10:19 AM Queens Park Rangers manager Chris Ramsey admits Charlie Austin is likely to leave the English soccer club this Eurpean summer.

Austin, who scored 18 Premier League goals last season, has been linked with moves to Newcastle, Leicester, West Ham and Crystal Palace.

But relegated Rangers have already turned down big-money bids and are holding out for more than STG15million ($A31.83million) for the 26-year-old striker.

Ramsey told talkSPORT: "We have to be realistic. It's unlikely he'll stay. We want to keep him but it's unlikely.

"The club is in a financial position that it needs to recoup some money and I think for his ambitions he wants to keep playing in the Premier League to go to the Euros (2016 tournament).

"We've been offered 12 million and turned it down so we're looking in excess of 15 million. Goalscoring is something you can't coach, it's just a habit that some people have."

However, Ramsey claims Austin will only leave Loftus Road if the right move materialises.

Ramsey added: "He's aiming to go to a team that's in the top half of the table, if he doesn't then he could stay.

"He puts in a shift in training. I don't think he's going to be one of those whose head is all over the place. It's hard for any young man with this sort of attention to not be affected but he's been very good."

Source: AAP

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